The California Association of Youth Courts and the National Association of Youth Courts partnered with an exhibit for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges conference in Reno, Nevada, July 17-20 to showcase how youth courts across the country are working to lower juvenile crime in their communities. Through early intervention youth courts are addressing truancy in an effort to constrain the School to Prison Pipeline and by using restorative justice and trauma informed principles are holding youth accountable for low level offences. Pictured is Wesley Liu a CAYC Youth Advisory Board member and CAYC Vice President Derek Beverly.


California Prepares for a ‘Future Without Youth Prisons’

In a historic shift aimed at reversing decades of poor outcomes for youth offenders and public safety, California is closing its Division of Juvenile Justice. Now it’s the job of former Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Lucero, that court’s first appointed Latina judge, to smooth the transition from punishment to a more therapeutic approach.

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